UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million in grant funding for innovation in electric vehicle battery technology.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £10 million
Opens: 28th Sep 2020
Closes: 9th Dec 2020
The ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £10 million in innovation projects across the Feasibility Study and R&D strands of the Faraday Battery Challenge. These will be to support innovation in the design, development and manufacture of batteries for the propulsion of electric vehicles.
The aim of this competition is to support the research and development of the most promising innovative battery technologies for the propulsion of electric vehicles. In particular, to accelerate your technology towards commercialisation by building on the outputs of previous activity.
Your project must:
The goal of the challenge is for the UK to become a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of batteries for electric vehicles. We expect successful projects to increase productivity, competitiveness and growth for UK businesses.
Your project can focus on technological improvements or developing new business models across the battery value chain, including but not limited to:
Your project can be focused on battery technology development for sectors outside automotive where:
Potential sectors include:
Your project can focus on one or more of the following:
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Innovate UK are encouraging 2 types of projects through this competition. Your new project must show a significant value-add exploitation and build on
To lead a project your organisation must:
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:
You are encouraged to include a partner with expertise in scaling of battery technologies.
Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the lead to collaborate on a project
The lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs into the Innovation Funding Service during the application.
Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total eligible project costs.
We have allocated up to £10 million to fund innovation projects across the Feasibility Study and R&D strands of the Faraday Battery Challenge. This competition is for the Faraday Battery Challenge R&D strand.
If your organisation’s work on the project is mostly commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
The research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation undertaking non-economic activity, this maximum is shared between them.
Your project must:
Any project building on the outputs or outcomes of previously funded Innovate UK project/activity must clearly show a significant value-add and exploitation from the former project.
The new project must also:
If your project’s total eligible costs or duration falls outside of our eligibility criteria, you must provide justification by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 working days before the competition closes. Innovate UK will decide whether to approve your request.
This competition is not funding projects which focus on: